What are the costs of completing a conservation easement?

Completing a conservation easement is expensive.  There is no way around that reality.  Between a baseline report, mineral report, appraisal, and other required fees and contributions, a conservation easement costs upwards of $35,000 to complete.  That’s the bad news.  The good news is that MLC has a dedicated fund called the Landowner Assistance Fund to help landowners pay for these costs up front.  MLC will also work with you raise money to help minimize these costs when possible.  Please call us at 565.1664 for more information related to the costs of completing a conservation easement.

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